Brasenose College, Oxford (1993-1996): Law (M.A. (Oxon))
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (1996-1997): Diploma in Legal Practice (Merit)
Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales (1999)
Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New South Wales, Australia (2005)
Admitted as a solicitor and barrister in New Zealand (2005)
Herbert Smith, London and Hong Kong
Tim trained at one of London's premier litigation firms. He obtained experience in company/commercial law (in London and Hong Kong), property law and insurance litigation law, before qualifying into a general litigation group, where he also participated in significant regulatory enquiries and investigations.
Jones Day Reavis & Pogue, London
Tim was then engaged as a commercial litigator in the London office of one of the United States' largest litigation firms. He dealt with disputes involving clients in England and abroad, both in the High Court and under the rules of international arbitration.
Freehills, Sydney (now Herbert Smith Freehills)
Tim moved to Australia and joined one of its leading national litigation firms, where he focused particularly on the area of insolvency.
Coudert Brothers, Sydney
Tim became a Senior Associate in his next role and returned to his wider practice of general commercial litigation in New South Wales.
Lee Salmon Long, Auckland
Tim spent five years undertaking a broad range of general commercial litigation, appearing at all levels of the New Zealand legal system and in various forms of alternate dispute resolution.
Barrister sole, Auckland
Tim continues to advise clients on general commercial matters, in all forums. He has recently advised on disputes involving:
- body corporates
- interim remedies (including freezing orders and injunctions);
- easements and covenants;
- statutory demands;
- liquidation and bankruptcy;
- breach of contract;
- termination of contracts;
- "leaky buildings";
- negligence (including professional negligence);
- mortgagee sales;
- specific performance;
- the Construction Contracts Act 2002;
- seizure of monies by the New Zealand Customs Service;
- "spam" email;
- compensation for wrongful imprisonment;
- trespass against the person;
- trusts, trustees and beneficiaries;
- debt recovery and enforcement of judgments;
- boundary disputes (including tree trimming);
Ignition Law, London
Since 2016, in his role as Senior Counsel for Ignition Law, Tim has advised as to a range of commercial deals in England and Wales, including drafting heads of terms, subscription agreements, shareholder agreements, articles of association, terms and conditions, partnership agreements and various bespoke documents. He has also recently been involved in several contentious matters, involving issuing claims in the English Courts.